Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” and one of the most revered singers in the history of popular music, has died at her home in Detroit, her publicist tells the AP. She was 76 years old; the cause was advanced pancreatic cancer. In her five decades as a recording artist, Aretha became a legend — she is one of the best-selling artists of all time, selling over 75 million records and receiving 44 Grammy nominations. Songs like "Respect," "You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman," "Young, Gifted, and Black," and "Think" became anthems of both black and feminist activism.
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